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Monday, December 17, 2007

Finally finished!



A relatively quick knit, though the monogomy of it was driving me crazy by the end. I opted to make the top border shorter and not do the picot edge, partially just to finish and partially because I was running out of yarn. I love the body of the shawl, though I think I prefer the method of the Flower Basket shawl than this one with it's knitted on border. The yarn, Misti Alpaca lace, is very soft and nice to work with. A little splitty, but the overall feel was worth it. And it's done in time for Christmas.....

Though I found out today, via MySpace of all places, that my mom doesn't want to celebrate Christmas this year. I know that the holidays are rough in many ways for everyone and even more so for my parents. Sigh.

I'm looking forward to being done with work for the year - I worked from home today because I've been feeling a bit sick this weekend. I got bronchitis, or so I thought, last year and have had a persistent cough ever since. Not a hacking up lungs cough, but just a hoarse voice that turns into a cough after of talking. Dr. 1 tried me on an inhaled medicine and then sent me to a lung doctor, who did a breathing test and ruled it as allergies. Dr. 3 tried me on a few allergy meds, none of which have made the cough go away. So back to Dr. 1 to come up with another diagnosis, of possible acid reflux. The meds for which have not been agreeing with me, or made the cough go away. There's always the chance that my cat allergies have gotten worse and the meds just can't make those go away, but who knows.....That and having to go back to the physical therapist to re-diagnose my knee make for alot of doctor visits!

Wow, that was quite a digression from knitting :) For the rest of the week, I'll be working on my dad's socks and some other gift knits. Most likely they won't be done by next Tues, but everyone's very forgiving about that :) In the new year - the resolution of no more gift knitting! Or at least, no more last minute gift knitting.....

4 comments:

jillian said...

Beautiful shawl! Someone will be a very lucky giftee.

I have a post nasal drip/cough problem that has gone on for years! It's such a pain. I was finally diagnosed with perennial non-allergic rhinitis, but I also have seasonal allergies. The allergy meds didn't help with the symptoms, which led her (my doc) to think it was non-allergic and try Flonase. It really worked, for about 2 years, and then my body worked up a resistance to the steroids. Now I'm off it for a while then on it again, with allergy meds only when needed. It's a hard thing to diagnose. I sympathize! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon. Nothing's worse than being sick during the holidays!

Your mom's shawl looks fantastic--I like that it doesn't have the middle set of yo/k1/yo. Misti Alpaca is such a great yarn, everything you knit with afterward will feel like sandpaper!

- MJ

Teresa said...

The shawl is beautiful! With or without Christmas celebrations, I'm sure she'll love it. You can always pretend it's a late gift for some other occasion....

Nonnahs said...

Congrats on finishing the shawl- it's a beauty! Regardless of having a family Christmas or not, I hope you're able to enjoy the holiday in a way that makes you happy...and, I hope you feel better soon!